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Stacey Graham
Stacey Graham
The Historic Trust Announces Stacey Graham as Interim President & CEO - 02/19/21

(VANCOUVER, Wash. February 19, 2021)  Stacey Graham has accepted an interim appointment as President/CEO of The Historic Trust, following the recent resignation of David Pearson, announced John Deeder, chair of the Trust Board of Trustees.

“Stacey has served on the Board for more than 10 years, and most recently she has been leading us through development of a new 5-year strategic plan”, explained Deeder. “Recently retired, we are fortunate she was willing to lend her experience as a nonprofit leader through this transition.”

Graham was president of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington from 2013 until October 2020. Under her leadership, the organization nearly doubled in size, added new programs and services and led the successful legislative effort to allow humane societies throughout the state to provide veterinary care for the animals of low-income families. Prior to that, she served as an EVP/chief strategy officer for First Independent Bank, and for four years was the vice-president of marketing and then interim president of United Way of the Columbia Willamette.

Graham was recently elected to the board of directors of Riverview Bank, and also serves on the Lighthouse Foundation board. She will resign her position on The Historic Trust Board.

She will start her appointment on March 1.



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